CatastrophiCreations

Unconventional Cat Furniture

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 10391 Sales

CatastrophiCreations

Unconventional Cat Furniture

Grand Rapids, Michigan 10391 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (2184)

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Our collections evoke feline instinct. Each piece is beautifully handcrafted, space conscious, and feline addicting. You can enrich your cats’ environment with limitless configurations. The furniture we make are built from distinct, imaginative designs that arouse cats’ natural instincts and encourages them to use their minds. This stimulation, in turn, helps solve feline behavioral issues.

Environmental enrichment is very important for cats, being especially crucial for those kept indoors since many behavioral problems are associated with under-stimulated cats. Our furniture allows cats to have their own space that’s up high enough for them to feel safe, far out of reach of dogs and children. This extra vertical space can also help alleviate territorial issues in homes with multiple cats, as well as give them their own space to claim, up and away from your furniture.

At CatastrophiCreations, we focus on quality and strive to create beautiful and long-lasting furniture using natural materials like solid pine, 100% cotton canvas and sisal.

Right now our wait times for most orders is 1 to 2 weeks to complete.

Our business hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST, Monday - Friday.

Please join us on our newsletter or Instagram to see upcoming projects before we put them on Etsy.

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Last updated on Feb 1, 2019

Free Shipping on most orders to the contiguous United States!

Our collections evoke feline instinct. Each piece is beautifully handcrafted, space conscious, and feline addicting. You can enrich your cats’ environment with limitless configurations. The furniture we make are built from distinct, imaginative designs that arouse cats’ natural instincts and encourages them to use their minds. This stimulation, in turn, helps solve feline behavioral issues.

Environmental enrichment is very important for cats, being especially crucial for those kept indoors since many behavioral problems are associated with under-stimulated cats. Our furniture allows cats to have their own space that’s up high enough for them to feel safe, far out of reach of dogs and children. This extra vertical space can also help alleviate territorial issues in homes with multiple cats, as well as give them their own space to claim, up and away from your furniture.

At CatastrophiCreations, we focus on quality and strive to create beautiful and long-lasting furniture using natural materials like solid pine, 100% cotton canvas and sisal.

Right now our wait times for most orders is 1 to 2 weeks to complete.

Our business hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST, Monday - Friday.

Please join us on our newsletter or Instagram to see upcoming projects before we put them on Etsy.

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bAzYrL
Instagram: http://instagram.com/catastrophicreations

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Gwildor hanging out at the top of his Sisal pole
Our cats testing out our newest idea for sisal poles. heart_eyes_catkissing_cattwo_hearts The outcome after these tests is our new Venus Complex, designed specifically for Venus the Two Face Cat. Folow her Instagram for final photos!

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Gwildor hanging on his kitty hammock. New item coming soon!

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About

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At CatastrophiCreations, our goal is to create an attractive and functional vertical space for cats to explore and relax on. Whether you have a lack of floor space and don't want to set up a large cat tree, you want to give your cats a fun perching area up high or if you need to solve behavior and territorial issues; our furniture is what every cat needs! We hand-make quality, sturdy and very fun alternatives to cat trees and cat towers that will have your feline friend up the wall in no time :)

Our business started as a hobby in 2013, building wooden furniture and sewing hammocks for our cats. We eventually started up our Etsy shop and sold some of our furniture on the side, building it out of our third story apartment in Portland, OR. We ended up moving to Michigan, where Mike is originally from and we didn't look around for any work and just focused on building our furniture ideas out of our two-car garage. It was kind of an experiment, seeing if the business could make enough for us to live off of so that we didn't have to have traditional jobs and our hobby ended up growing into a really cool business!

Mike's childhood best friend Gabe moved across the state and joined us as our first co-worker the summer of 2014 and he is now the general manager of our team. Megan's best friend Jennifer also ended up moving from Portland to join the fun in our new budding business. Three years later, we are working out of our 4,000 square foot facility with our 12 additional team members in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

We are lucky enough to have three very cute cats that are quite active and eager to test out our new furniture ideas. Every piece is first tested in our home for a month to make sure that the new concept is not only fun for them to play on, but is also functional for them to use. If they do not approve, we scrap the idea and try something different.

Ickle is our Desert Lynx, with the oversized paws and natural bob tail. Heisenberg is our Siamese-Bengal who likes to be up high. Lylah is our 'sweet' little Calico.

At CatastrophiCreations, we focus on quality and strive to create beautiful and long-lasting furniture using natural materials like solid pine, 100% cotton canvas and sisal.


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Shop members

  • Mike Wilson

    Owner, Designer

    Mike has his GED along with a small handful of purple participation ribbons from being on a swim team.

  • Megan Hanneman

    Owner, Customer Help, Design Help

    Megan can jump higher than almost anybody I know. She also has a rare pencil collection.

  • Heisenberg

    Assistant

    This is Heisenberg. He is really small and agile. He is the cuddler of the family, but tends to run and hide under the bed when visitors or the mailman knocks on the door. He will let you pet him, as long as you don't make any sudden movements.

  • Ickle

    Assistant

    This is Ickle. He is kind of special. He has big feet and a tiny little tail. He loves to lay on his back in spaces too small for his body. He loves trying to escape into the garage to roll around in dirt and making bird sounds out the window.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2019
Kitties need love too!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please keep your shipping box and all packaging until your furniture is fully installed and you're sure there are no issues. If your order arrives damaged, please contact us right away. We will likely need photos of the inside/outside of the box, as well as the item that has been damaged. We do our best to resolve these issues as soon as possible.

If you experience any issues with your order or believe you received a defective item, please contact us via email or phone. Please do not modify or alter the furniture, as this may affect its eligibility for return or replacement.

RETURN POLICY:
We accept returns within 30 days of when you received the item. We require a 15% restocking fee on all returned items to cover initial shipping costs and handling. Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on items that have been mounted or used, for cleanliness reasons. We also cannot accept returns on bridges and custom items.

Items must be returned to us in new, undamaged condition. If items are damaged, the restocking fee may be higher than 15%.

Unless there is a defect or an issue at the fault of the company, the return shipping cost will be the responsibility of the customer.

You will want to return the item to:
Catastrophic Creations
7776 Clyde Park Ave SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Please take care to properly pack the items, using bubble wrap and additional protective material to be sure that the products are not damaged in transit.

Once we have received your package the items will be inspected. This could take 1-2 business days. As long as there isn't any damage to the items or any other issues with the return then a refund will be processed with a 15% restocking fee. If there are *issues with the return or if items are damaged in transit due to improper packing/shipping of the return then the restocking fee will be higher than 15%.

If the item has been used, has cat hair on it, or is too damaged the refund may be denied. If we cannot offer a refund the item can be shipped back at the expense of the customer.

*Issues can include but are not limited to superficial dings and scratches on the wood due to lack of packing paper or bubble wrap, scuffs on brackets, bent brackets, etc. Most of these issues can be avoided if the furniture is packed using enough packing supplies, and by using the correct size box. Damage is more likely to occur if the box used is too large and the items are allowed to shift in transit.
Payment
We accept payments through PayPal and Etsy Payments.
Shipping
Free Shipping on most items in the Contiguous US via FedEx or USPS!

Hawaii and Alaska have additional fees; please send a message prior to ordering.

Indirect Signature on orders over $500 – We require FedEx to get an Indirect signature (paper signed) on delivery for all orders over $500. This may affect the delivery date of your package. If you would like FedEx to release the package without a signature requirement, you can print a form online for this. To do this, please see below.

When you get your order’s shipping confirmation from us, open it and click on the tracking number, which will be a link. You will be taken to the branded ShipStation tracking page. Once more, click the tracking number which will redirect you to your order’s tracking information on FedEx.com. From there:

- Select "Manage Delivery"
- Select the option that appears above: "Sign For a Package"
- Either sign in to your FedEx account or select Continue as Guest
- Confirm your address and ZIP code and click Submit
- Print the release form and follow the instructions

No Signature on orders under $500 – If you would like a signature added to a smaller order, please send us a message either before or within 1 day or ordering.

PO Boxes – Unfortunately, we are unable to ship large packages to PO boxes. Please provide us with a valid street address for delivery.

International Orders Only – There are no guarantees of a delivery date on International orders, as they all have to pass customs. Some countries will require Local Tax/Duties before they will deliver. This will be the customer’s responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
- ORDER INFORMATION -

Please keep your shipping box and all packaging until your furniture is fully installed and you're sure there are no issues. If your order arrives damaged, please contact us right away. We will likely need photos of the inside/outside of the box, as well as the item that has been damaged. We do our best to resolve these issues as soon as possible.

If you experience any issues with your order or believe you received a defective item, please contact us via email or phone. Please do not modify or alter the furniture, as this may affect its eligibility for return or replacement.

- FURNITURE INFORMATION -

BIG CATS & WEIGHT LIMITS
All of our wooden pieces are incredibly sturdy and have each been weight tested at 85 lbs. Our fabric sections fluctuate in what they can handle, depending on the length of the sections. Our 16″ sections have been tested to hold 85 lbs. Longer sections like the 32″ spans, have been tested at 65 lbs.

CAT MOD COLLECTION
The Cat Mod collection is our second generation of furniture and it is modular. It comes to you disassembled so that you can either follow the original template or make your own unique layout. It's also nice because you can add-on to it over time, kind of like building Legos.

CAT MOD REMOVABLE FABRIC
All of our Cat Mod fabric is removable and washable! You'll want to cut it down to the sizes specified in your instructions prior to washing. Use a gentle, cold cycle and then hang to air dry.

CAT MOD INSTALLATION
Cat Mod items use our newly patented hidden bracket system which gives the furniture their floating look when mounted on the wall. Each bracket has three screw holes but you will only need to use two of them.

All of our furniture is designed to be mounted into wooden studs, typically at 16" apart. The Cat Mod collection can accommodate 24" stud spacing but may require the purchase of additional items. If you have differently spaced studs or have other questions please let us know!

FIRST GENERATION INSTALLATION
We use L-shaped brackets that attach to the tops of the items. When weight is applied, it pushes the item tight against the wall and this creates a very sturdy hold. If installed underneath the items, the weight of the cat could pull the item away from the wall and cause it to loosen over time.

All of our furniture is designed to be mounted into wooden studs, typically at 16" apart. Our Cat Mod collection can accommodate 24" stud spacing but may require the purchase of additional items. If you have differently spaced studs or have other questions please let us know!

FIRST GENERATION FABRIC
The fabric on our shelves is not removable, but we use this method to keep our furniture clean: http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-clean-cat-furniture/

You can clean the furniture like you would a normal cat tree. The hose attachment on vacuums can be used to remove any fur or dander. Then a damp cloth can be used to remove anything else that may be questionable.

GENERAL INSTALLATION
All of our furniture comes with mounting hardware.

Tools you may need to install our products include a stud finder, a pencil/pen, a level, and a drill with a 7/64" bit and a Phillips head screwdriver bit to mount the pieces. For pieces that use drywall anchors, you will also need a hammer and a 3/16" drill bit.

PROCESSING/WAIT TIMES
The order due date is dependent on which items you have purchased, as each item has its own specific wait time. The entire order will adopt the longest wait time. You can see the item due date on its listing under the "Shipping & returns" section on the right of the page.